JOSH LINKNER – TOP SALES KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Your upcoming sales event is critically important. Setting the tone for performance, and driving the top line will be accomplished by selecting the ideal keynote speaker. A proven sales leader, entrepreneur, and bestselling author, Josh Linkner will help you driving meaningful outcomes with his extensive experience and unique perspective in sales and sales management.

Josh Linkner has the depth and experience to not only fire up your sales team, but also to drive real results through his two-decade history as a sales-driven leader. As the sole founder and CEO of four companies, he’s taken a sales approach to growth at every step. As he built ePrize, the dominant interactive promotion agency, he grew the sales organization to over one hundred professionals in six offices. In a mature industry with entrenched market leaders, he was able to sell into the world’s biggest companies, ultimately landing seventy-four of the top one hundred brands as clients. He has studied professional selling and has been influential in helping hundreds of sales teams seize their full potential. He’s also been on the other side of the buying equation as an investor, hearing more than 3000 entrepreneurial pitches. Josh has first-hand experience on what sells or flops, what drives a yes and what dooms a no.

As a bestselling author, Josh Linkner has been published extensively on fresh approaches to sales and sales management. Here are a few of his notable articles in the field:

FORBES: A Powerful Sales Approach to Boost Closing Rates

INC MAGAZINE: Sales Secret #1 – Sell Aspirin, Not Vitamins

FORBES: Sell More With A Land And Expand Strategy

FAST COMPANY: Are You a Firebrand?

FORBES: How to Tell Your Company’s Story So The World Takes Notice

FORBES: Four Secrets to Master the Art of Selling

POWERFUL OUTCOMES

Motivating your sales team is only half the battle. In these highly competitive times, with new forms of channel sales, distribution, online selling, and global buyers, you need a speaker that can offer specific strategies to drive real sales results. Here are some focus areas Josh has delivered for other sales organizations:

  • Leveraging competition and gaming to drive closing rates and boost pre-sales behaviors
  • Deploying innovative approaches to selling to maximize competitive differentiation and stand out from the pack
  • Uncovering creative and unexpected ways to close the deal
  • Building personas to pinpoint the motivations that drive buying decisions
  • Using creative psychology to craft more compelling and persuasive sales stories
  • Understanding buyer behavior, and using innovative strategies to boost performance

With extensive, personal, and direct experience as a sales-focused leader, there is no better choice for a keynote for you upcoming sales or sales management event. Linkner’s deep knowledge of the trends and best practices combined with an intimate understanding of the sales culture and language makes him the ideal keynote speaker for your event.

“INSPIRATION THROUGH ENGAGING STORIES, POWERFUL EXAMPLES, AND EASY-TO-FOLLOW PROCESSES.”

– SCOTT DORSEY, CEO & CO-FOUNDER, EXACT TARGET

“A JOURNEY THAT WILL LEAD TO BETTER IDEAS AND BREAKTHROUGH THINKING.”

— BILL FORD, JR., EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, FORD MOTOR COMPANY

The Top 10 Reasons Josh is the Perfect Keynote Speaker for Your Sales Event

  • 10. Relatable – With 20+ years as an active, sales-driven CEO, he’s a proven business leader with deep real-world experience.
  • 9. Engaging – Josh’s talks are interactive, fast-moving, and entertaining. Your audience will be fully engaged and leaning forward.
  • 8. Unique Perspective – As a four-time tech entrepreneur, professional-level jazz musician, venture capitalist, and rebuilder of his hometown of Detroit, Josh brings a fresh and compelling perspective.
  • 7. Real Takeaway Value – Your audience will leave with meaningful tools, frameworks, and techniques that can be immediately applied to real-world challenges such as improving close rates, attracting top sales talent, and driving consistent sales performance across teams.
  • 6. High Energy / Inspiring – Josh’s enthusiasm consistently inspires audiences. Guests will depart fired up, energized, and ready to reach new heights.
  • 5. Visually Stunning – You wont see bullet point lists or text-heavy screens with Josh. Instead, audiences are dazzled with high-resolution photography, energizing HD video clips, memorable props, and gorgeous visual transitions.
  • 4. Captivating Stories – Concepts are delivered through rich story telling — not boring professorial directives. Emotionally-charged stories help the audience retain key points while enjoying a highly entertaining experience.
  • 3. Zero Drama – No outrageous demands. No diva-like requests. Instead, Josh is professional, accommodating, and easy to work with at every step.
  • 2. Custom – Instead of a ‘canned’ speech, Josh takes the time to learn about your organization, audience, and key objectives. His presentation will be on-point, relevant, and customized to your specific needs.
  • 1. High Impact – Josh makes every minute count. Your audience will be moved and inspired while gaining practical tools to improve their performance. He will do whatever it takes to ensure your event is a roaring success.